The Saratoga Special for August 3

Epicenter in the Jim Dandy, Jackie’s Warrior in the Vanderbilt, Gunite in the Amsterdam. Trainer Steve Asmussen had himself a weekend at Saratoga Race Course. We catch up on all the action from Saturday and Sunday, plus take a quick look ahead to Thursday’s Alydar and run a guest column from the often-imitated, never-duplicated Terry … Read more

The Sunday Special & Picks – July 31

What about an encore?How about that Saturday for Team Asmussen? Jackie’s Warrior toyed with his opponents winning the Grade 1 Alfred G. Vanderbilt and Epicenter made amends – at least a little bit – for two tough beats in the classics with a statement victory in the Grade 2 Jim Dandy.Steve Asmussen could make it … Read more

The Saratoga Special for July 30

The third Saturday of the meet and the action heats up with an appearance by cover boy Jackie’s Warrior in the Vanderbilt, the Jim Dandy Travers prep with Early Voting, Epicenter and Zandon. Plus we catch up from Wednesday, Thursday and Friday stakes and recaps. How about that Kimari? And Artorius served some notice in … Read more

The Friday Special & Picks – July 29

Time to think Travers. Yes, we’re only 11 days into the Saratoga meet. But we have two big Travers preps on tap this weekend, starting with Friday’s Curlin Stakes and culminating with Saturday’s loaded Grade 2 Jim Dandy. The Curlin and a field of nine highlight Friday’s card, which hopefully won’t be as impacted by … Read more

The Thursday Special and Picks – July 28

A quarter of the meet in the books and we head to Day 11 Thursday with a 10-race card topped by the $200,000 Birdstone Stakes going the marathon 1 3/4 miles on the main track. Kimari stole the show to start Week 3, winning the Grade 2 Honorable Miss Handicap and handing Frank’s Rockette another … Read more

The Saratoga Special for July 27

Week Three, here we go. The Wednesday paper covers ripper performances from Nest, Clairiere and Robin Sparkles plus takes a look ahead to Wednesday’s featured Honorable Miss with Bella Sofia and Friday’s Curlin Stakes with Creative Minister. Plus, Wednesday entries and handicapping, columns and world-class photography. Jump in, read, enjoy. While we’re here, think about … Read more

The Sunday Special with picks – July 24

How about that showdown Saturday? Nest turned it into a romp with a 12 1/4-length win over Secret Oath. The only way to top it would be to offer another one Sunday; and that’s exactly what awaits fans at Saratoga Race Course. Clairiere and Malathaat, 1-2 in the Grade 1 Ogden Phipps on Belmont Stakes … Read more

Brown runs 1-2 in the Lake George

By Timothy Littau and Spencer Ripchik Make it six wins in the Grade 3 Lake George Stakes for trainer Chad Brown. Friday’s feature at Saratoga Race Course for 3-year-old fillies was dominated by Brown, who sent out the 1-2 finishers in Dolce Zel and Eminent Victor. The French-bred Dolce Zel won by a nose over … Read more

The Saratoga Special for July 23

Secret Oath and Wayne Lukas. The coach returns to the big stage at Saratoga with the Kentucky Oaks winner going for the Coaching Club American Oaks in a showdown with Belmont Stakes runner-up Nest. Saturday’s card also includes the Caress Stakes. Our Saturday edition takes a Fasig-Tipton Stable Tour with Al Stall, covers the A.P. … Read more

The Friday Special – July 22

The weekend is here. We know it’s hot but what better way to spend the weekend than at Saratoga Race Course? The Grade 3 Lake George tops Friday’s 10-race card and we’re back with the second installment of the rebranded Special for days we don’t roll out a print edition. Don’t forget the picks, they’re … Read more